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Slick Sleuths

Published 1926

Mutt and Jeff play Sherlock Holmes style detectives on the trail of the mysterious "Phantom". Originally release in 1926, this film was hand coloured in the early 1930s and re-released.

Run time 7 minutes 22 seconds
Producer Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher
Production Company Bud Fisher Film Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: splue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2011
Subject: phantomy
Reviewer: rclo - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2011
Subject: Nostalgia Time
Makes me want to go back and read some of the Mutt and Jeff comics again.
Reviewer: Dr Feel Rotten - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2010
Subject: A familiar name
As a kid the older people were always calling my brother and I Mutt and Jeff because he was so much bigger than me, but we had never seen Mutt and Jeff until years later as adults when it finally made sense.. I really enjoyed this one. I wonder how many other kids heard the name thrown around as well..
Reviewer: Captain Kronos - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 11, 2010
Subject: A Delight
I have to confess to having never even heard of Mutt and Jeff before, but this was funny, well colourised and exceedingly charming. Reminded me of the best of the old Felix cartoons, only, well, coherent. Happiness is finding something new to enjoy--one of my favourite things about the Archive.
Reviewer: Aitchondo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2010
Subject: Slick Sleuths
From one Phantom to another, I loved it. My father was born the year this film was made. Sometimes, it's true, they just don't make them like they used to.
Reviewer: Freddie Jaye - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2010
Subject: Good stuff!
Too bad that today's young 'uns have no way to easily see these well-made toons. For them, "classic" means "from the 1990s." Glad we have the archive!
Reviewer: Kodachrome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2010
Subject: I remember this
I saw this one several times as a child in the early 1960's, on TV in L.A. I never realized that it was a silent that was later re-released as a "talkie."

The "colorization" is amazing also. Much better than the horrendous results obtained by Ted Turner, during his move to "colorize" old B&W movies.

Relatively good print and sound. I am not a fan of cartoons per se, but this one deserves 5 stars overall.
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2010
Subject: A Good One
This is a fun cartoon. I enjoyed it greatly. I rarely watch any cartoons, but this was clever and engaging.
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